Cinema and Photography

A taste of Italian independent cinema at Tiburon International Film Festival

The Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF) is an annual event, showcasing independent feature and short films from around the world. TIFF seeks to provide a greater understanding of the world and its many cultures through the artistic medium of film, and through the top quality films from around the world. TIFF wishes to enhance tolerance between people of all backgrounds. Its goal is one of cultural enrichment and heightened cultural awareness, and to create a platform for independent filmmakers to express their talent and vision from any nation. TIFF strongly believes in its motto: Understanding the World through Film(®.

Start Date: December 11, 2020, 4:00 pm

End Date: December 17, 2020, 11:00 pm

Multi-Screening:  The Vacation
VIEWING TIMES December 16, 2020, 4:00 pm PST

Genre(s): Animation , Drama

2019 / Running Time:  98 minutes / Country:  Italy / Language:  Italian with English subtitles


Valerio’s life, a charming 30-year-old affected by bipolar disturbance, gets a positive surge when he meets Carla, an older woman who manifests the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Two complex souls that find into an unexpected friendship the strength to confront themselves with their past. They meet at the end of summer when both have to deal with the ghosts from the past and the fear of the future, discovering mutual secrets that definitively question their already a difficult relationship with the surrounding world.

Marghe and Her Mother @ Virtual Theater
VIEWING TIMES December 12, 2020, 8:00 pm PST

Genre(s): Drama

Online Live Screening

Running Time:  100 minutes / Country:  Italy & UK / Language:  Italian with English subtitle


Riffing nimbly on Pasolini’s Arabian Nights, Mohsen Makhmalbaf startles and stuns with his Italian debut. Our protagonist is Claudia (Ylenia Galtieri), an unemployed single mother who gets caught in a maelstrom of whimsy and discontent as she searches for work in Southern Italy. But when this flat-broke twenty-something gets word of a potential acting gig with some local big wigs, things seem to finally be going her way – if only these supposedly wealthy producers weren’t just two opportunists motivated by evidently salacious intentions…